Emma. wrote: [snip]
But seriously, I think Xifeng has it right. UChicago is great at throwing the full weight of its faculty support behind promising students, and as a Rubenstein you'll probably be presumed to be one of those right from the start. That doens't mean a Rubenstein is necessary to get that kind of support though. Basically all the students that do well 1L year will have a ton of support if they are applying for clerkships and whatnot, and even if you aren't one of the top students it is really easy to find members of the faculty who are interested in mentoring.
I think this is more or less right. Lots of faculty have open door policies, so anyone can build good relationships early on. But Rubies get an added push from the get-go. Also, my mentor has fed me a few times and the free food aspect of a mentoring relationship should not be overlooked.
If you have any specific questions feel free to shoot me a PM.